QUOTEoftheDay

Monday
Jul112011

Linus Pauling

  • I realized that more and more I was saying, "It seems to me that we have come to the time war ought to be given up. It no longer makes sense to kill 20 million or 40 million people because of a dispute between two nations who are running things, or decisions made by the people who really are running things. It no longer makes sense. Nobody wins. Nobody benefits from destructive war of this sort and there is all of this human suffering. And Einstein was saying the same thing of course. So that is when we decided — my wife and I — that first, I was pretty effective as a speaker. Second, I better start boning up, studying these other fields so that nobody could stand up and say, "Well, the authorities say such and such "
Saturday
Jul092011

"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."

"My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests."


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana

Friday
Jul082011

“If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.”

“Things on a very small scale [like electrons] behave like nothing that you have any direct experience about. They do not behave like waves, they do not behave like particles, they do not behave like clouds, or billiard balls, or weights on springs, or like anything that you have ever seen.”

 Richard Feynman quotes

 


Feynman Physics Lectures: Ode on a Flower by FeynmanPhysicsLectures

Thursday
Jul072011

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.--
Albert Einstein

Wednesday
Jul062011

"We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning. "
Werner Heisenberg

Tuesday
Jul052011

"Life is unfair. And it's not fair that life is unfair." --Edward Abbey

Monday
Jul042011

"King crabs are colonizing warmer Antarctic waters for the first time in 40 million years."

-Sierra Magazine/July/August 2011/Vol. 96/No. 4

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